The timeline of September is finally completed, so I can publish the second part covering the main attacks occurred between September 16th and 30th.... Read More
Great news! With this article, I have decided to change the timeline, moving from a static infographic-style format, to a tabular format, which allows to sort, filter and search for specific items inside the timeline.... Read More
Spring is sprung, but unfortunately the nice season is not enough to keep the crooks’ hands off their keyboard, as the growing trend continues, and this first half of April has shown a sustained number of attacks.
The most illustrious victim is Lufthansa, whose frequent-flyers website has been hacked, with the attackers able to harvest miles from the unaware victims. Other noticeable events, always related to cyber crime, include the compromise of Linux Australia, and the discovery of Operation Buhtrap, a campaign targeting Russian banks.
It just looks like attackers are enjoying the beginning of the Summer, since the first half of June confirms the decreasing trends.
The controversial 2014 World Cup has revived the hacktivists, and in particular the Anonymous collective who kicked off the Operation OpWorldCup, targeting Brazilian Governmental institutions and Sponsors of the World Cup.
And here we are with the second part of the Cyber Attacks Timeline (first part here).
The prize for the most noticeable breach of the month goes in Korea, where a 31-year-old man has been arrested for infiltrating the account of 25 million users of Never, a local Internet Portal (actually it happened several months ago but was unveiled in this month). Other noticeable events include the trail of attacks against several Universities (Maryland, Auburn, Purdue, Wisconsin-Parkside), the compromising of personal information of 550,000 employees and users of Spec’s, the leak of 158,000 forum users of Boxee.tv and 95,000 users of Cerberus and, finally, a breach targeting the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Last but not least, even the infamous Operation Windigo has deserved a mention in the timeline.
It’s time to review the list of the main cyber attacks happened during the first half of October.
Of course there are few doubts: the breach involving Adobe (compromising the details of 3 million customers and the source code of two products) is for sure the most remarkable event of the month (and probably of the year), and its consequences will likely affect the Infosec landscape for long. In addition it overshadowed all the other events occurred so it is quite hard to summarize the threat landscape of the first 15 days of October.
From an information security perspective, the second half of June has been characterized by the hacking collective UGNAZI (and its members) and also by an individual hacker: .c0mrade AKA @OfficialComrade.
Both entities have left behind them a long trail of Cyber Attacks against different targets (in several cases the real extent of the attack is uncertain) and with different techniques, although it is likely that the UGNAZI collective will be forced to change the plans after the arrest of the group’s leader, JoshTheGod, nearly at the end of the month (27thof June), effectively they have considerably reduced the rate of their cyber attacks in the second part of the analyzed period.
Gli sconvolgimenti naturali a cui è ciclicamente sottoposto il genere umano generano tra gli uomini reazioni contrastanti: da un lato esempi di solidarietà che in condizioni normali sarebbero impensabili, dall’altro episodi di turpe sciacallaggio da parte di chi vede nella disgrazia un modo per arricchirsi.... Read More